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July 2022


Welcome to the CHCC team Christina!

Christina Schechtman joined CHCC as the Project Alliance Program Coordinator this month!

Many of you have already met Christina in her previous role as the Regional Manager for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Christina brings a strong background facilitating collaborations to bring positive change to communities! She has held various positions in communications, ranging from public relations specialist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington to features editor of a weekly newspaper. Christina's experience in prevention and as an educator and counselor make her a good fit for this role.

Christina earned bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology, with a concentration in secondary education, and a master’s degree in community counseling from Siena Heights University. Originally from the Midwest, Christina, her husband, and son relocated to Maine in 2021 and are enjoying all of the incredible outdoor activities that Vacationland has to offer. 

Please join us in welcoming her to CHCC! She can be reached at 

Raising Awareness and

Building Caring Communities 

Kennebunkport Public Health and Project Alliance have continued their monthly series to end the stigma around substance use disorders through education and support, in partnership with the Louis T. Graves Library, in Kennebunkport. This month, Lacey Bailey spoke about her role as the York County OPTIONS Liaison. OPTIONS, is an acronym for Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach, Naloxone, and Safety. This initiative is a coordinated effort out of the Maine Office of Behavioral Health and other state agencies, to provide support and assistance to help individuals who are using substances through harm reduction strategies. She works with individuals who may be struggling with alcohol, opiates, or other substances, and is a resource for friends and family. She is a valuable asset in our community and can speak to other groups and provide information about harm reduction to build compassionate communities and reduce stigma around substance misuse. Referrals can be made through the Sweetser website: OPTIONS Initiative at Sweetser - Sweetser

Updates from SNAP-Ed

Don't forget to visit your local farmers' market!

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Our SNAP-Ed nutrition educators have been hard at work this summer.

Between teaching adult cooking classes, hosting healthy taste tests with summer camps in Saco and Biddeford, and working closely with the Kittery, Saco, and Sanford farmers' markets to ensure a fun and successful season of SNAP benefits and POP tokens, it's been a busy month!

Pictured: SNAP Educator Megan Letendre at the Saco farmers' market

What's in season?

Add some fun to

your summer food!

Click Here for this Rhubarb Blueberry Crisp Recipe

Add some fun to

your summer food!

Click Here for this Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes Recipe
Click Here for the USDA's Seasonal Produce Guide

Project Alliance  /  Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition


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